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AIID Event, 26 April: An Evening with Anders Nordström

27 March 2024
The Australian Institute for Infectious Disease (AIID) extends an open invite to a special evening with former Swedish Ambassador for Global Health, Anders Nordstörm on Friday April 26, 5:30-7pm at the Doherty Institute Auditorium.

Doherty Institute launches purpose-built human challenge trials facility

25 March 2024
Australia’s first clinical trial facility specifically commissioned to deliver human challenge trials, Doherty Clinical Trials Ltd, was launched today in East Melbourne.

Geoffrey Cumming recognised as Fellow of the University of Melbourne

23 March 2024
In August 2022, Mr Cumming and his wife, Anna, gifted $250 million to the Doherty Institute at the University of Melbourne to establish the Cumming Global Centre for Pandemic Therapeutics within the Australian Institute for Infectious Disease.

Leading the way on International Women’s Day

8 March 2024
The University of Melbourne team delivering the AIID is determined to address gender inequality in the construction industry through the economic influence of the tendering process.

AIID announces early works contractor

7 March 2024
The Australian Institute for Infectious Disease (AIID) is thrilled to appoint Kane Constructions as the enabling and early works contractor in the development of its state-of-the-art research facility. 

AIID facility update – February 2024

28 February 2024
All buildings on the AIID site are now vacant and enabling works are continuing this month. The strip-out of existing buildings prior to demolition is well-underway.  

Doherty Institute cracks 80-year Buruli ulcer mystery

25 January 2024
In a major breakthrough, researchers led by University of Melbourne’s Professor Tim Stinear, Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Mycobacterium ulcerans at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute), have solved the 80-year mystery surrounding the spread of Buruli ulcer.

AIID facility update – December 2023

13 December 2023
Enabling works around the Australian Institute for Infectious Disease (AIID) building site have commenced.

Sustainably preparing for AIID construction

13 December 2023
Concerted efforts are being made to reuse furniture and fittings from existing buildings in the AIID site preparation.

Showcasing synergies and public health progress at joint symposium

13 December 2023
The recent Burnet/Doherty Public Health Symposium provided a platform for researchers and scientists from both institutes to present some of their work in public health and share insights.